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Budget Shutdown Averted

This article first appeared on Apr 8, 2011.

As of 11:15PM, less than an hour before the deadline, leaders from both parties announced an agreement to to cut nearly $40B from the budget.  Even without the policy riders in the compromise, Democrats agreed to allow a Senate up-or-down vote on both the defunding of Planned Parenthood and Obama-Care. 

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